Infrastructure stories

All the latest rail infrastructure and network news.

Chessington South station becomes fully accessible

14th June 2019

For the first time since the station’s construction in 1939 Chessington South station is fully accessible, providing passengers with reduced […]

Milestone for Kilwinning AFA scheme

14th June 2019

Story Contracting has reached a significant milestone in a major engineering project in North Ayrshire, Scotland. Delivered on behalf of […]

Maritime Transport opens new rail connected terminal in Tilbury

13th June 2019

Maritime Transport Ltd (Maritime) has now opened its new rail connected distribution terminal at the Port of Tilbury. Maritime has […]

BCRRE announces new Industry Advisory Board

13th June 2019

The Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) at the University of Birmingham has welcomed the members of its […]

High quality Railtex 2019 cements status as UK’s leading rail exhibition

12th June 2019

On its 14th and latest edition, Railtex has once again proved it is the UK’s premier exhibition of railway equipment, […]

CAF wins driverless trains contract

12th June 2019

CAF has been awarded the contract to design, manufacture and supply a fleet of 43 trains for the Docklands Light […]

Balfour Beatty Recognised as Most Inspiring Contractor at the 2019 Inspire Awards

10th June 2019

Balfour Beatty has been commended at the Inspire Awards this week, securing the ‘Most Inspiring Contractor’ award. This award is […]

GRAHAM hands over new £5.6m Portrush Train Station ahead of 148th Open

10th June 2019

GRAHAM is pleased to announce completion of the new £5.6m Portrush Train Station. The station will be officially opened on […]

Norton Rose Fulbright expands rail team with new London partner

7th June 2019

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright today announced that rail finance lawyer Simon Gwynne has joined the firm as a […]

Porterbrook strategic hire boosts digital services expertise

7th June 2019

Porterbrook, the rolling stock asset management company, has appointed Stephanie Klecha as Head of Digital Services, joining on 10 June […]

Mott MacDonald appoints Mike Haigh as chairman and James Harris as managing director

5th June 2019

Mott MacDonald has announced that Mike Haigh will be its new Group chairman, succeeding Keith Howells who retires after 45 […]

Recycling Glasgow ‘Green’ Street station

5th June 2019

More than 95 percent of the demolition material produced during the redevelopment of Glasgow Queen Street station has been recycled. […]

GB Railfreight to introduce three Class 66 locomotives to the UK rail network

4th June 2019

GB Railfreight (GBRf) are delighted to announce three Class 66 locomotives are to be leased from Beacon Rail Leasing and […]

GB Railfreight announces new service from Felixstowe to iPort

3rd June 2019

GB Railfreight (GBRf) are today delighted to announce the start of a new service from the Port of Felixstowe to […]

Four industry professionals announced as guest speakers at the conference at Rolling Stock Networking 2019

3rd June 2019

Four leading industry professionals have already been announced as guest speakers at the conference at Rolling Stock Networking (RSN). The conference […]

Focus Consultants researching how to maximise the benefits of the growing rail sector

31st May 2019

Focus Consultants and Maber Architects have been appointed by Chesterfield Borough Council to explore the feasibility of establishing a Rail […]

Network Rail renews National On-Track tamping contract with VolkerRail

31st May 2019

VolkerRail has been awarded the National On-Track Machine (OTM) contract by Network Rail, supplying up to 12 OTMs for the […]

South Bank entrance reopens at Waterloo Underground station

30th May 2019

Photo credit: Michael715 / TfL has reopened the York Road entrance at Waterloo Tube station. The entrance has been closed for three […]

Rail freight industry calls for joined-up railway to build on the £1.7 billion economic benefits it already delivers

29th May 2019

Britain’s freight companies call for a better joined-up railway with strong incentives to accommodate rail freight growth to ensure they […]

Investing in new ‘smart’ tools to improve public transport information and data

29th May 2019

TfN has announced the successful suppliers for two new ‘smart’ tools which will transform the provision of public transport data […]

Bombardier named preferred bidder for €3 billion Cairo monorail project

28th May 2019

Bombardier Transportation has been named preferred bidder to build and supply a new monorail system in Cairo, Egypt. The potential […]

New video showcases £20m project to replace Metro’s overhead lines

28th May 2019

A new video has been produced showcasing a £20m project to replace miles of overhead power lines on the Tyne […]